Digital Badges for Irish Traditional Music Teachers

I Teach Trad’s new digital badging system addresses a gap in the CPD certification for traditional music teachers. 

CPD involves engagement with any activity designed to support an individual’s growth and development as a professional. For traditional music teachers, this may involve courses, workshops, training and mentoring programmes – any activity that encourages individuals to improve, upskill and keep up-to-date with their traditional music teaching practice.

 Digital badges are a great way for traditional music teachers to demonstrate and display their commitment to and engagement with CPD. 

 Badges can be shared or displayed online, as part of a teacher’s email signature or via social media sites. 

Our Services

FREE Online Community

A place where teachers can come together to share, learn and upskill

Online Course

60-page Workbook – 28 videos – 30+ hours of learning – 38 lessons – teaching tools

Short Courses & Workshops

Signature courses/workshops for teachers at all levels of experience –  upskill with ITT today

Training & Mentoring

Custom packages created for groups/individual – talk to us about your traditional music teacher needs

Invest in your CPD & Earn Digital Badges

Earn digital badges in recognition of your ongoing professional development

All courses & Workshops are created and delivered by Liz Doherty, PhD, BMus, NTF, SFHEA. Liz is a world-renowed fiddle player and teacher from Co. Donegal who has over 30 years of experience in traditional music education. This includes everything from lecturing in Higher Education to teaching fiddle classes around the world.

How to earn a digital badge

At I Teach Trad you will earn a digital badge each time you successfully complete one of our online courses, short courses or workshops. 

You will receive an email inviting you to accept your badge; simply follow the instructions and you can display your badge with pride!

How earning digital badges can help you as a traditional music teacher


Allows teachers to strategically think about, plan and commit to their professional development


Provides evidence of a teacher's commitment to up-skilling


Demonstrates specific training undertaken and skills acquired


Allows teachers to display evidence of their training


Contributes to the professionalisation of the traditional music teaching sector


Digital badges can be added to a teacher's email signature, displayed on social media platforms, and downloaded and added to CV

Earn a Digital Badge for your CPD

Invest in your professional development as a traditional music teacher. Complete our online course or any of our short courses/workshops and earn a digital badge
in recognition of your CPD.


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Music Generation Laois

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Music Generation Carlow

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